Albums Released This Week (January 9 – 15)

Here’s a sampling of the BEST music ever made! Great albums from the 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop released this week (and some related albums of note):

January 09


The Rascals —— Collections ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1967
Badfinger —— Magic Christian Music [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Jeff Beck Group —— Rough And Ready [UK] ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
Blue Magic —— Blue Magic ► Philly Soul >> 1974
Yes —— Tales From Topographic Oceans ► Prog Rock >> 1974
Van Halen —— 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) ► Hard Rock >> 1984
Rush —— A Show Of Hands ► Arena Rock >> 1989
The Specials —— The Singles Collection ► Ska Revival >> 1991
Ben E. King —— Eleven Best ► Soul >> 2001
The Pretenders —— Pirate Radio ► Post-Punk >> 2006
John Waite —— Downtown: Journey Of A Heart ► Power Pop >> 2007

January 10


The Beatles —— Introducing…The Beatles ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
The Monkees —— More Of The Monkees ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Gary Puckett & The Union Gap —— Woman, Woman ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
Rod Stewart/Faces —— Coast To Coast: Overture And Beginners ► British Rock >> 1974
Muddy Waters —— Hard Again ► Slide Guitar Blues >> 1977
The Ramones —— Leave Home ► Punk-Rock >> 1977
Dire Straits —— ExtendedancEPlay ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1983
Chris Isaak —— Silvertone ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1985
Lou Reed —— New York ► Hard Rock >> 1989
Brenda Lee —— The Definitive Collection ► Country-Pop >> 2006
Heart —— Love Songs ► Album Rock >> 2006

January 11


Howlin’ Wolf —— Howlin’ Wolf ► Blues-Rock >> 1962
Chicago —— Chicago III ► Jazz-Rock >> 1971
Janis Joplin —— Pearl ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
The Temptations —— Solid Rock ► Soul – Motown >> 1972
Bobby Womack —— Lookin’ For A Love Again ► Soul >> 1974
The Waitresses —— Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful? ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1982
Genesis —— The Way We Walk, Vol. 2 (The Longs) ► Prog Rock >> 1993
Carcass —— Heartwork ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1994
Iron Savior —— Unification ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1999
Badfinger —— BBC In Concert 1972-1973 ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Chuck Berry —— Live! ► Rock n Roll >> 2000
Jethro Tull —— Nightcap: The Unreleased Masters 1972-1991 ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Aerosmith —— Gold ► Hard Rock >> 2005

January 12


Johnny Cash —— Greatest! ► Country >> 1959
The Kinks —— Live At Kelvin Hall ► British Rock >> 1968
Led Zeppelin —— Led Zeppelin ► Hard Rock >> 1969
Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jessi Colter And Tompall Glaser —— Wanted! The Outlaws ► Outlaw Country >> 1976
April Wine —— The Nature Of The Beast ► Arena Rock >> 1981
Deep Purple —— The House Of Blue Light ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Triumph —— Edge Of Excess ► Arena Rock >> 1993
Denis Leary —— No Cure For Cancer ► Stand Up Comedy >> 1993
The Black Crowes —— By Your Side ► Southern Rock >> 1999
The Church —— Magician Among The Spirits Plus Some ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1999
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Live At Hollywood High ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2010
Ringo Starr —— Y Not ► Pop-Rock >> 2010

January 13


Bob Dylan —— The Times They Are A-Changin’ ► Folk-Rock >> 1964
Manfred Mann —— Soul Of Mann ► Rock n Roll >> 1967
Dusty Springfield —— Dusty In Memphis ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
The Beatles —— Yellow Submarine ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Poco —— Deliverin’ ► Country-Rock >> 1971
Weather Report —— Live In Tokyo ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1972
Aerosmith —— Aerosmith ► Hard Rock >> 1973
Peter Frampton —— Premonition ► Arena Rock >> 1986
Sloan —— Smeared ► Alt Indie Rock >> 1993
Against All Authority —— All Fall Down ► Ska-Punk >> 1998
King Crimson —— Night Watch ► Prog Rock >> 1998
Mark Knopfler —— Wag The Dog [Sndtrk] ► Roots Rock >> 1998
Frank Zappa —— Imaginery Diseases ► Prog Rock >> 2006
Bruce Springsteen —— Greatest Hits ► Heartland Rock >> 2009

January 14


Paul Simon —— Paul Simon ► Folk-Pop >> 1972
David Bowie —— Low ► Glam Rock >> 1977
Nena —— Nena ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
Smokey Robinson —— Smoke Signals ► Soul – Motown >> 1986
The System —— Don’t Disturb This Groove ► R&B/electro-pop >> 1987
Lou Reed —— Magic And Loss ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Eric Clapton —— Rush [Sndtrk] ► Blues-Rock >> 1992
Björk —— Telegram ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1997
Enigma —— The Screen Behind The Mirror ► Ambient >> 2000
Kathleen Edwards —— Failer ► Alt Country-Rock >> 2003
The Knack —— Re-Zoom ► Power Pop >> 2003
Ringo Starr —— Liverpool 8 ► Pop-Rock >> 2008
New Order —— Lost Sirens ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2013
Bruce Springsteen —— High Hopes ► Heartland Rock >> 2014

January 15


Jimi Hendrix Experience —— Axis: Bold As Love ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1968
MC5 —— Back in the USA ► Garage Rock >> 1970
Dusty Springfield —— A Brand New Me ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Aretha Franklin —— This Girl’s In Love With You ► Soul >> 1970
John Lee Hooker And Canned Heat —— Hooker ‘N Heat ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Marvin Gaye —— In Our Lifetime ► Soul – Motown >> 1981
Barbara Dickson —— All For A Song ► MOR Pop >> 1982
Kool & The Gang —— Emergency ► Dance-Pop >> 1984
John Fogerty —— Centerfield ► Folk-Rock >> 1985
The Commodores —— Nightshift ► Soul-Funk >> 1985
Sabbat —— History Of A Time To Come ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1988
The Sundays —— Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1990
David Lee Roth —— A Little Ain’t Enough ► Hard Rock >> 1991
Accept —— Predator ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal >> 1996
Talking Heads —— The Collection ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 2007
Barbara Kessler —— What You Keep ► Alt. Country >> 2012

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  1. #1 by Raul on January 12, 2017 - 3:03 pm

    Hello again, I really like your blog. You already got the album “Axis bold as love” of Jimi Hendrix experience on december 1. That album is from 1967, not 1968. Best regards.

    • #2 by Dr. Rock on January 12, 2017 - 3:29 pm

      Hi, Raul:

      Jimi’s Axis: Bold As Love album was released in the United Kingdom on December 1, 1967. The U.S. version was released on January 15, 1968.

      I include a [UK] on listings for albums where there are two different release dates for essentially the same album.

      Cheers, Dr. Rock

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